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Lessons for Children

Develop a genuine love and appreciation for music

The primary focus in preschool and primary-aged students is to develop a love for piano right from the very first lesson and to nurture healthy self-esteem, self-concept and self-confidence that will support them not just in terms of their own musical development but also in life.

The studio is a welcoming and accepting space where children feel safe to actively engage in music, express themselves freely and share thoughts, questions and ideas without fear or judgement. 

Fun and engaging approach

There are various strategies that are employed to keep younger students engaged and having fun:

  • injecting humour and laughter into the lessons

  • use of physical movement

  • appealing to a younger child's sense of imagination and creative play (through story telling, character voices and in some cases plush toys) 

  • incorporating a variety of different tactile activities

Develop positive thinking habits

Young children learn healthy thought and behavioural habits through imitation, not simply by telling, so having a teacher that models these for students is imperative.

Values that are embodied for students include:


  • Kindness 

  • Compassion

  • Patience

  • Resilience

  • Respect 

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Components of lessons (for very young children):

Study of familiar songs to develop the ear and increase motivation such as: ​


  • nursery rhymes 

  • music played in their home or schooling environment (classical or contemporary based)

  • new popular releases on the radio (including popular artists such as Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Olivia Rodrigo etc) ​

Fun and hands-on approach to theory with tactile activities and use of engaging iPad apps and music software.

Simple scales to develop finger dexterity and coordination, learn systematic fingerings and form a basic understanding of tonality. 

A multi-sensory approach to music with the use of body percussion, physical movement and singing.

Fun, simple piano duets to develop ensemble skills so that students can play effectively with other musicians 

Parental support

Parents are encouraged to schedule and support with practice at home so that good practice habits can be established early on. 

Younger students may not yet have acquired the self-discipline or time-management skills to stick to a regular practice routine.


Parental involvement can be a strong contributor towards student success and achievement and musical enjoyment. 

Taking a genuine interest, providing opportunities for a student to demonstrate what he/she is learning and providing praise and encouragement at home will help increase their motivation to play.

Short bouts of frequent practice are considered more effective than long sporadic sessions. 

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